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Nice to see the Xtrails out enjoying themselves.

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Date Registered: 09-2005
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First I saw a pic of the car being snatched forwards with the front wheels were on almost full lock. This makes it much harder for the recovery vehicle, increases the risk of damaging the snatch strap and makes the recovery harder to control.



Todd, the reason the wheels were at full lock was to attempt to get in up on the rise and out of the grooves as it was full bog in front. It did not work of course so we kept going forward but the hole was too deep to pull the car out without ripping the whole front end off. Then we went out the back to tow out backwards.

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The 2nd thing I saw with the same vehicle was it being recovered backwards from the rear tie down point. I can't even begin to tell you how dangerous this is.



I agree that this point is the least desirable point of towing out backward and all attempts were made firstly to get a strap on the towbar but with the tow hitch locked in and buried and unable to be gotten out, this was the only option available. I attempted to do a straight tow out to reduce the strain on this point but the vehicle would not move. When we did the snatch, it was only a light one and was enough to get the car loose and drag it out.

We discussed the options together and made a decision based on what was felt to be the best on the day. Given another option, this point would not have been used for sure.

Luckily, I believe no damage was done to the vehicle aside from a few minor scratches. The back bumper that you see ripped was already done from a previous trip.



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Date Registered: 05-2012
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It was a serious bog with the car supported by the centre of the track & all 4 wheels were really only there for appearances.

There was no traction to go either forward or aft.

The tow-out was discussed at the time with due regard to the video of the arse being ripped off an X-Trail by a wire rope used as a snatch strap.

After a simple attempt from the forward towpoint, to go forward was found to be more perilous than going backward as the front was hard against the high and solid forward rise and there was NO chance of dragging it over that hump without inflicting damage to the front bumper and radiator system.

The towbar was the first choice as the only exposed part of the car and it had a tow hitch designed for the purpose.

 Unfortunately it did not fit the bow shackles of the snatch strap. After due debate and a considered group opinion, it was decided that the standard tow point should take the expected punishment from the straight pull.

That straight pull didn't work so after more debate, a light 'snatch' was used.

Fortunately, that did work and there was no damage.

There were not too many options available - it was a pretty solid bog.

So go for the points of least resistance.

It all worked out with no fuss & no damage so that is a good thing.
I didn't think that the trip was even that dramatic as my car didn't even get dirty. emoticon

The camera was still running in my car. So this is the 'recovery ' video.

I backed up to give space for the recovery, so it is from a distance.

The sound of panting is not of me practicing for late night phone calls - it is that of my dog leaning forward to see what is happening...Like me, he likes to know what is going on.

click on this for another Photobucket video..
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Date Registered: 04-2012
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thanks for fixing the link Kev

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Date Registered: 09-2012
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I've uploaded some of our pics from the trip.

If you want your regos blocked out then let me know and I'll give the kids something to do during the holidays.

Beerburrum Photos

My (gentle) recovery was also from the rear tie-down point as there was apparently no way to secure the snatch strap to the towbar...even with the bits in the recovery kit I bought the day before. My order is in for father's day for the towbar attachment :-)

Cheers,
Mark

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Hi Guys,

Great trip and awesome pics and videos.

This is what every Exy with a towbar should carry in the rear drawer when venturing off-road

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(grab one from eBay)

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Jalal, Just saw one in Supercheap...$50 but 20% off storewide today.

I'll keep my eyes peeled closer to fathers' day emoticon

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Yep, same price on eBay, $39 bucks free postage.

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I'm really happy there was no damage and no one was hurt. I was just hoping that everyone learned from it and those that need to will go any buy the appropriate recovery gear so it doesn't happen again.

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Date Registered: 09-2005
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Toddyh03 wrote:

I'm really happy there was no damage and no one was hurt..



I think we all agree with this mate.

Unfortunately, you are not always going to get the perfect position or the perfect set up for recovery and all you can do is take the next best option. Plan well and keep it safe is the best you can do.



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(new) 2011 Series 4 T31 T1 (CVT Auto) Diamond Black
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